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Hell On Ice: The Saga of the "Jeannette"

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An account in fictional form of the 1879 expedition under Lieutenant Commander G.W. De Long, to reach the North Pole via the Bering Sea, narrated by chief engineer of the expedition, G.W. Melville.
Hardcover, 421 pages
Published 1938 by Dodd, Mead & Company
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Dec 08, 2016 mark rated it it was amazing
It's a quick read, but not an easy read. Both dramatic and at times genuinely emotionally intense, this is a well told story. The characters are so much alive that this is a fictionalization of historical events is almost barely worthy of a footnote. More than worth the time, diving into this 400+ page journey will leave you rooting for these men who set out to literally go where no one had gone before, long before it was cool to do so, and long before we could in any semblance of comfort.
Jul 31, 2016 Joe rated it it was amazing
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Very good book. Their search for the pole was quite an adventure an a show of the human spirit over coming what ever nature threw at them.
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